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SGL Carbon partner with the UK’s National Composites Centre

A development area is the improvement of material utilization for primary and secondary structure components

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) and SGL Carbon have entered into a new partnership to jointly develop future composite technologies for different applications in aerospace, transportation, as well as oil & gas. A development area is the improvement of material utilization for primary and secondary structure components.

To this end, the two partners are currently setting up a development program for the advanced processing of carbon fiber-based textiles like Non-Crimp Fabrics (NCF) at the NCC’s research and technology facility in Bristol.

Over the course of this year, they will produce demonstrator components and prototypes of new composite airplane wings using NCF materials based on carbon fibers from SGL Carbon. The fabrics are developed for efficient processing of composite components and are produced at the SGL Carbon site in Wackersdorf, Germany.

The carbon fibers used are being produced by SGL Carbon in their UK manufacturing site at Muir of Ord, in the Scottish Highlands and their Moses Lake site in the USA.

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